In the closing days of the Regency, two young women set sail from England for a tiny island in the West Indies. Sarah Romford is a bride on her way to join a husband she scarcely knows, whilst Maria Alvarez - a refugee of the Peninsular Wars - considers herself fortunate to have secured a position as the English girl's companion. Neither is prepared for the two men who await them on St Edmund's island.
Matthew Romford, master of New Moon plantation, is a man of iron will and unsuspected passion. His cousin Jacob, the illegitimate son of a former slave, is a dark-skinned Apollo. And when these four are brought together, the stage is set for a tragedy that only the strongest will survive.
Matthew Romford, Sarah Romford, Maria Alvarez, Jacob